Jason Aldean canceled three of his upcoming shows after at least 59 people died and 527 suffered injuries on Sunday during his concert at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. The country music star was playing his set when Stephen Paddock, the 64-year-old gunman, opened fire on patrons in the crowd.
Aldean announced on his website that he would cancel his show in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the concert in Anaheim, California. Fans will get a refund.
In a statement released to his fans on his Twitter account, he wrote, “as a result of what happened in Las Vegas last week, we have decided to cancel this upcoming weekend’s shows.”
He added it was out of “respect for the victims, their families, and our fans,” and it’s the right thing for him to do.
Aldean claimed it had been an “emotional time” for everyone involved, so his team is taking a break to mourn the deaths of everyone who passed away.
As a result of what happened in Las Vegas this week, we have decided to cancel this coming weekend's shows… pic.twitter.com/lP7TFCukII
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) October 3, 2017
The tour will resume on the 12th of October in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The statement went on to say that their show in Oklahoma will be the first time they go on stage since the incident and it will be a harsh and emotional experience.
He concluded the rest of his tweet by stating he knows everyone will understand why they can’t play this weekend and he’s “sorry if anyone is disappointed.”
We send out our condolences to all those who lost their lives as well as the families, friends, and acquaintances of the victims.